Philippines, Myanmar set semis target for football

first_imgMyla Pablo earns PVL MVP “We must first clear the preliminary hurdles before thinking about the semi-finals. I’m confident my boys will be ready for the challenge,” Zeise told reporters after the team’s arrival at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) here Saturday.The 64-year-old German, however, warned his men not to underestimate the other teams in Group A, including hosts Malaysia, Singapore, Laos and Brunei.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“Malaysia are certainly the favourites to reach the semi-finals as hosts,” said Zeise, who was previously in charge of Myanmar’s senior team.Myanmar will kick off their campaign against Singapore at the Selayang Municipal Council Stadium on Monday. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES MOST READ SEPANG—The Philippines and Myanmar Under-23 football teams have arrived with similar targets – to reach the semi-finals of the KL SEA Games.Myanmar head coach Gerd Zeise believes his team can achieve the target based on their silver-medal finish at Singapore 2015, when they lost 3-0 to Thailand in the final.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Philippines head coach, Marlon Maro, boldly predicted that Malaysia would win the gold medal.Thailand are the favourites to retain the gold after winning the last two editions but Maro, 52, feels that Malaysia could nick it based on the improvement shown by Datuk Ong Kim Swee’s charges.“Thailand are a good team, but I pick Malaysia as favourites for the gold medal. If you look back at history, Malaysia have a good record as hosts, having reached won gold in 1989 and silver in 2001,” said Maro.He also said that his players were better prepared this time compared to Singapore 2015 as “we have played a series of friendlies in Japan and Cambodia”.“We all know that we have two strong teams in our group – Thailand and Vietnam. So, we will take it one game at a time.ADVERTISEMENT “Our main objective is to reach the semi-finals,” said Maro.The Philippines, who failed to advance to the knockout stage in 2015, are in Group B with Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam and Timor Leste.They will open their campaign against Cambodia at the Selayang Municipal Council Stadium on Aug 15.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Teen gunned down in Masbate 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings View commentslast_img read more

Longtime foes Tyler, Garcia shrug off spat in TNT win over Ginebra

first_imgPBA IMAGESJeremy Tyler and Charles Garcia have known each other for a long time, and as competitors, their competitive fire gets the better of them from time to time.That was the case once again on Sunday when TNT met Ginebra as the two imports jawed at each other on the court.ADVERTISEMENT Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Sharapova rediscovers winning form on Madrid clay View comments Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Familiarity indeed breeds contempt.But Tyler knew better to downplay the spat, shrugging off the commotion and figured that Garcia may just be “tired.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“You know in the course of the game, we get tired. All athletes get tired and the first thing when you get tired that goes away is your mind, your mindset,” he said.“I know Charles, so we had an exchange of words and I just said, ‘Hey, you’re tired, you’re not thinking straight. Just take a breather, you don’t have to argue and let’s just play ball.’ It may look like it’s a rough talk, but that’s because we’re intense.” In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC LATEST STORIES The Ginebra import did get the better of his TNT counterpart numbers-wise, with Garcia finishing with 15 points and nine rebounds against Tyler’s two points, 15 rebounds, and two blocks.But what meant more was the KaTropa taking the 96-92 victory to remain unscathed in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.Tyler isn’t too worried about his performance despite tallying the lowest scoring output in his professional career.“As long as play hard defense, set good screens, and roll hard even though my shots aren’t falling, I’m sure that the guys will step up and we’ll play great,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tyler, who hails from San Diego, shared that he and Garcia, who traces his roots to Los Angeles, have known each other dating back to their days as high school standouts.“I’ve known Charles for 10 years-plus. I played against him throughout my career a lot. I played him in the D-League, I played against him just like Monday to Friday at the gym at home every week, so I’m familiar with his game,” he said.That’s why Tyler clarified that he’s just trying to calm Garcia, contrary to what was perceived by the fans as a trash-talking duel.“I just told him, ‘You’re tired, we’re both tired, let’s relax and get our mind back right.’ That was basically it,” he said.Garcia, though, refused to address the sequence as he opted to turn his attention to his team.ADVERTISEMENT Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident MOST READlast_img read more

Govt policy now threatens poultry industry to aid friends, comrades

first_img…former Commerce Minister says country is already self-sufficient  The coalition A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance for Change (APNU/AFC) Government has now sidelined local poultry producers to grant licences to import hundreds of thousands of pounds of chicken without even consulting with local producers to see if the demand locally can be met – just to aid friends and comrades.This is according to Chairperson of the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PPAC), Irfaan Ali, who was at the time responding to revelations that a company registered only last year has already been granted a licence to import chicken into the country despite a thriving industry that has always been able to meet local demand.Ali has since posited that there appeared to be a change in Government policy whereby encouraging and defending local businesses and the welfare of Guyanese workers were no longer a priority.The former Housing Minister, who also held responsibility for Tourism, Industry and Commerce in Guyana under the previous Administration, pointed out that this was occurring in a time when the nation has seen the loss of jobs, such as in the case of Barama Company Limited.He also questioned if it was the intention of the APNU/AFC Government to close down the poultry industry in order to aid “a few friends and comrades, while at the same time relegating our country to becoming an economic colony of a few developed countries.”Guyana Times on Thursday reported that Government has granted several licences to import close to one million – 884,000 – pounds of chicken for the latter half of 2016 and among the recipients are Guyana Water Inc Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr Richard Van West-Charles and fired Debt Recovery Manager Lear Goring.Guyana Development Associates is among the companies granted licences to import chicken and is jointly owned by Van West-Charles and Goring.The company was registered on July 27, 2015, two months after the APNU/AFC Administration took office. Its address is registered as Lot 301 Meadowbrook Gardens, Georgetown.It is among a list of 19 businesses/individuals who were recipients of the second batch of chicken import licences for 2016.GWI’s Internal Auditing Department is currently investigating Dr Van West-Charles over a litany of complaints and decisions, including the hiring of Goring in a position that he created.Ali pointed out that the local poultry industry was the largest non-traditional agricultural sector  with investments in the tens of millions of US dollars.According to Ali, “the local poultry industry has always had a good working relationship with the Ministry of Business and has always had an opportunity whenever these situations arise to meet and discuss whether there will be adequate supplies of chicken for Christmas.”The former Minister noted that the industry provided employment for some 18,000 people, “mainly in our rural communities where employment is difficult to find”.He used the opportunity to point out too that “hundreds of small households supplement their income by rearing broilers and layers in their backyards”.The industry, according to the former Minister, also provides an important partner for the struggling rice sector, since a large percentage of the feed used in the poultry industry comprises rice and its by-products.He also drew reference to the fact that “Guyana has been self-sufficient in both fresh eggs and broiler meat for several years now”.This industry, he said, is now threatened too by smuggling, under-invoicing of weights being imported by persons who have been issued licences “and now in addition… the granting of licences without even a discussion with the industry to see if there is a need to import”.A number of local farmers are upset at the Government’s decision, citing the fact that they have adequate supplies for the local market.Some local producers queried exactly how 19 companies were granted licences by the Government without any consultation with the local industry.This publication was told that such a move by the Government will have devastating consequences on local chicken producers and the feed industry.last_img read more

Factory to Produce Plastic Products Opens

first_imgLiberians have for several years, especially since hostilities subsided in the country at the end of the civil-war, craved for the establishment of factories that would help to address unemployment, and now DuraPlast Liberia Incorporated, has officially opened a multimillion dollar factory in the country.  This state of the art factory is the first large scale manufacturing facility in the country and it will be producing various types of plastic products including, buckets, plastic crates, coolers, water pouch, kettle, baby set, laundry buckets, tables and chairs.  President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf officially cut the ribbon to declare the factory open last Saturday at its Jamaica Road plant. Prominent among senior government officials present at the occasion were Speaker Alex Tyler, Rep. Saah Joseph, Internal Affairs Minister Morris Dukuly and GSA Director Madam Mary T. Broh.In her remarks during the opening ceremony, President Sirleaf said the government is committed to setting up the environment, formulating strategies and making the law to attract investors that would help in building the Liberian economy.  She urged the commercial people, the industrial people and individual citizens to take advantage of the environment created by her government to play their part in building the economy.   The Liberian leader called on consumers to promote Liberian owned businesses and not turn their back on Liberian goods on the market, adding, “Do not leave Liberian products and start buying other imported products.”  President Sirleaf said she was pleased to see Liberians involved in doing their own businesses and called on the management of DuraPlast Liberia Incorporated to focus on training Liberians to serve as managers in the future.  “All those who want to see Liberianization must do their part and not just sit to see things happening. We can create the condition for Liberians to do business by providing opportunities for businesses to grow especially Liberian businesses,” she declared.  According to her, investors, the business people and the government ministries must continue to work and remain committed to playing their role within the atmosphere created by the government.  On behalf of the company management, Jay S. Khanija provided a historical overview and said the construction of the factory started more than three years ago.  He said the factory currently produces 250 different plastic products and has 600 employees.  Khanija noted: “We are committed to ensure that there are cordial working relationship at the factory.”   In an official statement by the Rubber Dishes Dealers Association of Liberia (RUDDAL), Mr. George W. Kumakeh explained that over the years there has been statements attributed to Liberia that Liberians do not know business of which the trend is changing, since many Liberians are now educated and are in colleges studying business entrepreneurship.  “Today we have seen our dream come to pass. It is a great thing that God has done for this country and we believe that he will do more for this nation,” he said.  According to Mr. Kumakeh during the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus the management of DuraPlast did not add a dime to the cost of its products, and used the occasion to commend the management.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Fort St. John Huskies return to the ice to kick off try outs and training camp

first_imgGary Alexander will once again lead the Huskies behind the bench. He says that as is usually the case, the first time back on the ice wasn’t as crisp as practices will go throughout the season.“First ice time is always a little bit sloppy, you can see the conditioning isn’t there, the timing and all that stuff,” he explains. “But I thought there was some pretty hard work for the condition they were in, and they were aggressive. They took the body in the drills, and the passing was decent.”The head man says that with not many free roster spots available, those pushing to make the team through try outs will have to be determined to work hard and push the existing players throughout the camp.- Advertisement -“They have to come in here with a pretty dedicated set up for themselves, talent doesn’t always mean everything,” Alexander says. “We look at a lot of things, we look at hard work, behavioural patterns, discipline. In the long run they kind of weed themselves out as we go, because we let them know what we’re looking for and they have to fill that void, and if they can’t we have to find someone else.”The Huskies return to the ice at the Pomeroy Sport Centre tonight for another session for 7 until 9 p.m.last_img read more

Manchester United goalkeeper nears Bolton loan switch

first_img1 Ben Amos in action for Manchester United Manchester United goalkeeper Ben Amos is close to sealing a loan switch to Bolton.Bolton boss Neil Lennon needs cover between the sticks after first-choice keeper Adam Bogdan was injured during training.So they are on the verge of completing a move for 24-year-old Amos, who has not appeared for United’s first team since January 2012.This will be the fifth loan spell of his career following stints at Peterborough, Oldham, Hull and Carlisle.last_img read more

Martial given permission to leave Man United’s tour to be with girlfriend

first_img silverware Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Martial has been in America with Man United who plays? possible standings RANKED gameday cracker Man United latest smart causal Manchester United’s wantaway forward has come home early from Manchester United’s pre-season tour of the USA to be with his girlfriend for the birth of their baby son.The 22-year-old asked manager Jose Mourinho for special permission to cut short his involvement in the club’s tour on Tuesday night and has flown home from Los Angeles to be with his partner Melanie Da Cruz, The Mail report.It is unfortunate timing for the boss, who is already missing key members of his first team on a tour that has produced two draws. REVEALED REVEALED Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland 1 IN DEMAND “We are not a team. We’re a group of players from different teams,” he said after the 0-0 draw with San Jose Earthquakes. “Some are first-team, some under-23s, some coming from loans and going on loan, some are younger, under-18s. We don’t have a team to play much better than we did but (it’s) one more training session.”In June, Martial’s agent, Philippe Lamboley was quoted as saying: “After thinking about all the possibilities, Anthony wants to leave Manchester United.“When Manchester United, which is the most powerful club in the world, does not find an agreement in eight months of negotiations, it is that it does not really want to make it (Martial) an important player.“It is a well-considered decision. He is under contract, United will have the last word and we will respect the decision of the club, it will go to the end of its commitment.“We do not have the same vision on Anthony’s future. Without the unconditional support of the fans, Anthony would have already asked to leave United.”It is understood United are willing to sell the wantaway forward, who has a year left on his current contract, but would prefer to see him move abroad.Tottenham and Chelsea are both said to be interested in bringing him to London, with Bayern Munich also linked. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? deals England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January last_img read more

THREE DONEGAL PLAYERS CALLED INTO INTERNATIONAL RULES TEAM

first_imgIRELAND International Rules boss Anthony Tohill has called up three Donegal players to the training panel for the autumn series in Australia.Captain Michael Murphy, Goath Dobhair star Neil McGee and Four Masters defender Karl Lacey are all included in an initial panel.However only McGee will travel to Dublin for training on Saturday. Murphy is involved in important club action as Glenswilly take on Kilcar on Sunday in the semi-final of the County Championship.And Lacey won’t be fit for another fortnight as he shakes off a knee injury from the match with Dublin last month.“It would be a great experience to represent Ireland in Australia but I know it’s going to be tough to make the squad because there are so many experienced players,” said McGee.Meanwhile McGee joins no less than SEVEN Donegal players have been named in the Ulster GAA All-Star team. Also included were Mark McHugh, Michael Murphy, Colm McFadden, Frank McGlynn, Karl Lacey and who else but the brilliant Kevin Cassidy!THREE DONEGAL PLAYERS CALLED INTO INTERNATIONAL RULES TEAM was last modified: September 9th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:four mastersGaoth Dobhairglenswillyinternational ruleslast_img read more

ON YER BIKE! AN POST DUNGLOE TO LETTERKENNY CHARITY CYCLE – IN PICTURES!

first_imgON YER BIKE! AN POST DUNGLOE TO LETTERKENNY CHARITY CYCLE – IN PICTURES! was last modified: September 1st, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

WARNING: TELEPHONE SCAM IN OPERATION BY CON ARTISTS PRETENDING TO BE FROM REVENUE

first_imgWARNING: Homeowners are being warned about a telephone scam currently in operation by a group of con artists claiming to be from the revenue department.A Donegal Daily reader contacted us earlier this afternoon and asked us to make readers aware of the scam currently in operation.The bogus callers were claiming to be from the revenue department and were enquiring about an outstanding bill that they claimed hadn’t been paid. The homeowner involved who tipped us off about the scam – and who wishes to remain anonymous told Donegal Daily, “My girlfriend received a phone call today from someone claiming to be from revenue!“He stated that she owed them €975 and was facing court proceedings.“He said he had her file and it was dating from 2008-2013 and that she had ignored letters sent out to her -when she asked what address they had for her, he ignored her and kept demanding the money to be paid.“She again asked what address they had and he gave her an address that she has never lived at. “She then asked him what her full name was and the caller hung up.It is believed the caller spoke with a foreign accent and was calling off a Dublin based landline.The homeowner contacted Gardaí who said they are following up on the information given in the hope of nabbing the con men.Revenue representatives have previously warned customers about the risk of scammers attempting to trick people into disclosing their personal information over the phone.Gardaí are warning people to be vigilant in an effort to combat the efforts of these bogus callers. WARNING: TELEPHONE SCAM IN OPERATION BY CON ARTISTS PRETENDING TO BE FROM REVENUE was last modified: October 14th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:newslast_img read more